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About Hudson

Hudson Robotics equipment

What We Do

Hudson Robotics, Inc. serves the Life Science Research industry.  Since 1983, we help accelerate and improve our customers’ research with state-of-the-art automation technology and the industry’s most advanced system control software.

Hudson’s technology exists to help researchers who need to:
  • Reduce experimental variability from human error.
  • Increase throughput through steady, consistent automated operation.
  • Delegate tedious tasks, and dedicate technician time to technical work.
Hudson Ideals – We apply the following principles to all of our products:
  1. Ease of use: Automation should mean less work for lab personnel.
  2. Flexibility: Our systems change with your needs.
  3. Reliability: Components are never chosen for economy.
  4. Support: We do not discontinue support; our customers are customers forever.
Some research has very simple, basic needs for automation.  Other research is more complex, like DNA-related biology, which has heavy informational needs and demanding processing requirements.  Hudson technology spans this wide range of requirements.

Hudson provides a great first robot, and our technology fits easily into existing automation systems. We are upwardly scaleable, even for the most complex processes, with unrivaled ease-of-use.

Milestones in Hudson’s History

From its inception, Hudson Robotics has made the application of leading-edge technology the basis for its service to customers who need to improve their operations through robotics and automation. Some milestones in Hudson’s history:

  • Delivered the world’s first IBM-PC controlled robotic workcell to an industrial customer (1984).
  • Installed one of the earliest vision character recognition systems in robotic workcells (1987).
  • Developed the first Windows-based, multi-tasking robot scheduler software (1989).
  • Designed the first dedicated microplate-handling robot integrated to multiple, third-party instruments (1998).
  • Delivered the first protein-expression robot system that automated the entire process, from colony picking of clones to complete expression, measurement and data tracking (2003).
  • Applied for the first patent for gene assembly using overlapping oligos, a fundamental process employed for virtually all gene assembly today (2005).
  • Created the world’s first fully-automated system to assemble full-length genes, starting only from the four basic nucleotide monomers (2013).
  • Introduced the first self-teaching microplate-handling robot arm, ushering in a new paradigm in how researchers are able to automate workcells (2015).
  • Hudson products and services are now available in the United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Israel, the Arabian Peninsula, Japan, China, Korea, India, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Current Business Focus

Life Science Research applications and the data they generate are our specialty.  In recent years, we have developed special expertise in automating the complete processes of Molecular Biology, including DNA Isolation, amplification and normalization, DNA ligation and synthesis, transformation and transfection, and Colony Picking.

We are rapidly becoming the vendor of choice in the fields of Synthetic Biology, DNA Sequencing, Biotechnology, Drug Discovery and Microbiome Research.  

We work with standard microplates and filter plates, in fermenters and vats, in bottles, flasks and nearly any other vessel.  We transfer liquids ranging from volatile petrochemicals to highly viscous liquids; in volumes from 0.25ul to multiple liters. We can integrate nearly any analytical or automated instrument commonly found in laboratories today.